CINCINNATI (AP) — Two of the St. Louis Cardinals’ best players, third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, won’t make the trip to Toronto for a short streak with the Blue Jays because they have not received the COVID-19 vaccination.
The Cardinals announced Sunday that receiver Austin Romine will also not travel to Canada with the team for its Tuesday and Wednesday games.
Canada imposes restrictions on travelers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Arenado, Goldschmidt and Romine will be placed on the shortlist and will lose their salaries and major league service time under the terms of the MLB collective bargaining agreement.
Goldschmidt currently leads the Cardinals in most offensive categories, including batting average (.333), home runs (22), RBIs (74), on-base percentage (.416) and hits (116). ). Arenado has 102 hits, 18 home runs and 59 RBIs.
Romine joined the Cardinals earlier this season as a replacement for the injured Yadier Molina, who is expected to join the team next month.
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